End of Semester Annoucements

Updates

    It is important to check this page frequently for updates.


  • Last Update: Sunday June 10, 2012
    Students in A block and B block should turn in their green notebooks with quadrilateral and polynomial notes/examples. This is the only outstanding item from the forth quarter that has not been graded. All of the reflections that have been turned in have been graded. Reflections that are posted going further will be evaluated as part of your portfolio and graduation requirements but you will not receive credit for your reflection as a homework assignment. [They were due on May 23].
  • Students in A and B blocks that are taking the semester exam on Monday June 11 should pay close attention to the review materials that have been handed out and check their answers with the keys that are posted below. There are really good practice problems posted in the Systems of Equations section - be sure you can set up and solve a system of equations that relate to the area and perimeter of a rectangle.
  • Last Update: Wednesday May 30, 2012
    In the Quadratics and Polynomial Student Handout section is the solution file to 10-5 Practice A. All classes started this in class and should have completed it for homework. Check out the solutions.

    The cumulative review packet passed out last Tuesday should have been mostly completed by now. In the Final Exam section below you will find the solutions. If you have any questions then please attend one of the review sessions.


  • Monday May 28, 2012
    Read the Reflection Assignment update
  • Wednesday May 23, 2012
    The end of the semester annoucements have been updated with the help and review schedule.
    The objectives, skills, and vocabulary for the last unit have been updated.

Help and Review
    Extra Help after school
  • Thursday May 24 2:35-4:00
  • Friday May 25 2:35 - 4:30
  • Friday June 1 2:35 - 4:30
  • Tuesday June 5 2:35 - 4:00

    Final Exam Review Session (semester exam)
  • Tuesday May 29 2:30-4:00
  • Thursday May 31 2:30-4:00
  • Monday June 4 1:00-4:00
    On Monday June 4 students have final exams in E-block 8:00-10:00 and G-block 10:30-12:30. Some students may need to finish exams after school, and should bring a lunch and eat before the review session. Students are not required to attend all of any one session and may arrive late or leave early as needed.
Reflections
    Part of your assignment is to send e-mail to let me know when your reflection(s) are ready to be evaluated. If you do not sent e-mail then your assignment is not complete - your reflection will not be evaluated and you may get a 0 for the assignment.

    Reflection Assignment : Algebra I Semester 1
    In the first semester you were given a writing assignment. The assignment will act as your evidence for your semester 1 reflection. Your reflection assignment is to choose one of the L.E.A.R.N indicators and write a 200+ word reflection why you chose to put the writing assignment under that indicator. Upload the graded and returned PDF version of your writing assignment to Pupil Pages and send me an e-mail when your reflection is ready to be evaluated. This assignment will count as one point because the real grade has already been credited to semester 1.

    Once your reflection is ready for grading send me an e-mail to BrennanJ@HWSchools.net to let me know what category you chose to put it in.

    Due Date : Wendesday June 6, 2012

    Reflection Assignment : Algebra I Semester 2

    Write a reflection about how your study skills have changed since the first semester. It is hoped that they have improved and that you have identified some academic strategies that are successful for you. So the word “changed” I hope really means “improved.” You can choose any of the L.E.A.R.N categories that you think are appropriate for this reflection.

    The reflection must be spell checked and entered into Pupil Pages. Your evidence should be one example of your work effort that you are proud of, or you did well on, or that you enjoyed the most. Tests, quizzes, class work, homework, or projects from the second semester can be used.

    This assignment is past due: The due date is Wednesday May 23.

    Once your reflection is ready for grading send me an e-mail to BrennanJ@HWSchools.net to let me know what category you chose to put it in.

Textbooks
    Your textbook must be returned the day of the final exam - before you take the exam. Arrive a few minutes early so we can check in your book. If you have lost your textbook or can not find the one that has been assigned to you then you can bring in a check for $85.00 to replace the textbook.

Final Exams
  • Prepare for the Algebra I exam over the course of a week - do not wait until the night before the exam to prepare for the test.

  • This Cumulative Review from chapter 12 was given out in class last week. You should have it just about completed now - be sure to check your answers against the answer key (pdf).

  • The exam period is two hours long. If you do not finish the exam within the two-hour period you may finish the exam after school on the day of the test. Do not make additional plans for after school until you have finished your exam. Stay as late as you need to finish the test - if you have more than on test to finish after school you can finish the other test first, and then finish the Algebra test.

  • Use all of the resource available to you for reviewing for the semester exam, including:
    • The practice problems for a cumulative review These problems were passed out in class on Tuesday May 22
    • The powerpoint presentations for every chapter that are available from the [Online Resources] tab at the top of the class web page on MyFamilyZoo.com
    • After school and/or weekend review sessions.
    • The addtional practice problems found in the back of the textbook.
Units and Objectives
    The learning objectives for all three units covered in the fourth quarter are provided below.
  • Review the learning objectivs
  • Practice problems from sections where you need the most practice; check your answers.

Algebra
Units
Quadratic Equations and polynomials
Exponents
Systems of Equations
Quadratic Equations (and functions) and Polynomials
  
Objective 1: Find, evaluate, and estimate square roots.
1.1Use a graphing calculator to find the square or square root of a number; raise a number to any exponent using a calculator;
1.2Identify perfect squares, and find perfect squares by factoring
Objective 2: Use properties of radicals to simplify expressions
2.1 Factor terms under a radical sysmbol to find identify perfect squares
2.2 Determine when an expression has been simplified, even when there is still a radical symbol.
Objective 3: Solve quadratic equations by finding square roots
3.1  
3.2  
Objective 4: Use quadratic equations to model and solve real-world problems
4.1  
4.2  
Objective 5: Write a quadratic function in standard form
5.1 Enter a quadratic function into a graphing calculator, graph the quadratic function, and resize the window appropriately to display the graph.
   
Objective 6: Examine quadratic function written in standard form and describe or define its charachterisitcs
6.1 Determine the values for a, b, and c for a quadratic function written in standard form ax2 + bx + c
6.2 Whether the parabola opens up or opens down
6.3 Find the equation of the line of symmetry  
6.4 Find the coordinates of the vertex
Objective 7: Write a polynomial in standard form
7.1  
7.2  
Objective 8: Add and subtract polynomials
8.1 Add or subtract polynomials horizontally
8.2 Add or subtract polynomials vertically
Objective 9: Multiply polynomials
9.1  
9.10  
Objective 10: Solve polynomial equations in factored form
10.1  
10.2  
Objective 11: Factor polynomial equations
11.1  
11.2  
Objective 12: Factor polynomials using the distributive property
12.1 Factor polynomials into groups of terms
12.2 Find the greatest common factor of two (or more) polynomials
Key Concepts/Vocabulary Quadratic Equations
Concept:1. Quadratic Function
Concept:2. Parabola
Concept:3. Vertex
Concept:4. Line of symmetry
Concept:5. Quadratic Formula
Key Concepts/Vocabulary Polynomials
Concept:1. Polynomial
Concept:2. Standard form of a polynomial
Concept:3. Leading coefficient
Concept:4. Constant term
Concept:5. Monomial
Concept:6. Bionomial
Concept:7. Trinomial
Concept:8. Degree of a term
Concept:9. Degree of a polynomial

Skills Quizzes : Quadratic Equations (and Functions) and Polynomials

Quiz Name Skill Assessed Practice File Passing Grade Notes
Vocabulary Quizzes to match vocabulary words and properly identify characteristics of quadratic equations and polynomials will be posted tbd  
Formatting Write quadratic equations and polynomials in standard format Sample not available yet tbd  
Multiplying Multiplying polynomials (F.O.I.L) Sample Quiz tbd  
Factoring Factoring polynomials; Solve equations that are in factored form Sample Quiz tbd  

Content Covered
Text Book
Algebra I
  • Chapter 9 and 10

Assignments

    Assignments will be given from chapter 9 and 10 from the textbook

    Additional problems will also be assigned

Summary and Reminders

    Reminders
  • Students should keep up with their homework - it is much easier to keep up than to catch up
  • If you do not perform well on a skills quiz, seek extra help and practice and re-take the quiz as soon as possible
  • Do not wait until the last moment to complete assignments - start early, so if you have questions you have time to ask them and have them answered before assignments are due.
Student Handouts/Resources
 
    The class work project for this unit is The Green Notebook
  • The notebook will have definitions and examples from the topics listed above.
  • Most of the practice problems for this unit will be on separate paper, and not in the notebook.
  • Make sure your notes includes the vocabulary terms from above; put the definitions and/examples in your own words so that you understand them.

    Additional items
  • Problem sets will be handed out in class to supplement the assignments from the textbook

  • Online resources will be posted to supplement content material / presentations
  • Solutions to 10-5 Practice A In this pdf of the answer key there are examples of how to use factoring to solve equations. It is worth a look and you should use it to check your answers.

Algebra
Units
Quadratic Equations and polynomials
Exponents
Systems of Equations
Exponents
  
Learning Objectives Chapter 8
The focus will be to understand the properties of exponents, sections 8-1, 8-2, 8-3, and 84.
Students will use the graphing calculators to expore exponential growth and decay functions.
8-1
    Multiplication Properties of Exponents
  • Use properties of exponents to multiply exponential expressions
  • Use powers to model real-life problems
8-2
    Zero and Negative Exponents
  • Evaluate powers that have zero and negative exponents
  • Graph exponential functions
8-3
    Division Properties of Exponents
  • Use the division properties of exponents to evaluate powers and simplify expressions
  • Use the division properties of exponents to find a probability
8-4
    Scientific Notation: Exploring Data and Statistics
  • Use scientific notation to represent numbers and perform operations with them.
  • Use scientific notation to describe real-life situations
8-5
    Exponential Growth Functions
  • Write and use models for exponential growth
  • Graph models for exponential growth
8-6
    Exponential Decay Functions
  • Write and use models for exponential decay
  • Graph models for exponential decay

Skills Quizzes : Exponents

The Exponents Pre-Test is a good source of practice problems and examples of the problems all students should be able to solve at the end of this unit.

Section Quiz Name Skill Assessed Practice File/
Sample Problems
Passing Grade Notes
8-1Multiplication Properties
    Multiplication Properties of Exponents
  • Use the product of powers property
  • Use the power of a power property
  • Use the power of a product property
Simplify the following
1) 83*85
2) x4y2*x5y
3) (x3)2
4) (3x2)3
tba  
8-2Zero and Negative Exponents
    Zero and Negative Exponents
  • A nonzero number to the zero power is 1
  • a -n is the reciprocal of an
Simplify the following
1) 8-3*83
2) x-4y2*x5y-1
tba  
8-3Division Properties
    Division Properties of Exponents
  • Use the quotient of powers property
  • Use the power of a quotient property
Simplify the following
1) 83/85
2) x4y2/(x5y2)
3) (2/3)4
4) (x2/y) -2
tba  
8-4Scientific Notation
    Scientific Notation: Exploring Data and Statistics
  • Write numbers in decimal form
  • Write numbers in scientific notation
Write the following in decimal
1) 5.28 x 103
2) 2.5 x 10-2

Write the following in scientific notation
1) 0.0000153
2) 165,831.517

tba  

Content Covered
Text Book
Algebra I
  • Chapter 8

Assignments

Homework Chapter 8

Section8-18-28-38-4
Pages 446-455 456-461 463-469 470-475
Basic
Homework
16-29; 30-58 even
41-73 odd; 87-90
14-21; 30-36
22-29;37-45 odd;46-60
11-45 odd
12-48 even; 51-65 odd
16-21; 25-32; 37-42; 47-54; 64-65
Check for
Understanding*
22, 24, 28, 30, 34, 46, 54, 58, 68
16, 18, 26, 28, 32, 40, 44, 58
20, 28, 30, 38, 40, 46, 54
20, 22, 28, 32, 34, 38, 42
More Difficult
Problems
75-81, 83-85 62, 63, 70 59, 65, 66 60, 66

    To Review all topics from this unit:

    Chapter 8 Chapter Review
  • Read the chapter review pages 494-495
  • Complete problems from 8-1 1-8
  • Complete problems from 8-2 9-16
  • Complete problems from 8-3 21-32
  • Complete problems from 8-4 34-42

    Chapter 8 Chapter Test
  • Do problems 1-28 page 497

    Standardized Test Practice
  • Complete problems page 498 1-10

Summary and Reminders

    Reminders
  • Students should keep up with their homework - it is much easier to keep up than to catch up
  • If you do not perform well on a skills quiz, seek extra help and practice and re-take the quiz as soon as possible
  • Do not wait until the last moment to complete assignments - start early, so if you have questions you have time to ask them and have them answered before assignments are due.
Student Handouts/Resources
 
    The "Card Sheet" Project
  • The project for this unit is a card sheet page which should contain the following :
    • A card for each of the exponents properties covered
    • A card with sample problems for each prerty coverd.
    • Warm-up problems and homework problems can be placed on top of the cards with examples that we used while taking note in class. Each of the sample problems should be correct - and contain the question and the solution. The notaking technique has less value when only the solution is provided.

  • Problem sets will be handed out in class to supplement the assignments from the textbook

  • Online resources will be posted to supplement content material / presentations

  • NEW Review the solutions to the Exponents Practice Test. This has answers and worked out solutions to the 38 multiple choice questions.

Algebra
Units
Quadratic Equations and polynomials
Exponents
Systems of Equations
Systems of Linear Equations
  
Objective 1: Solve a system of linear equations by graphing.
7.1Test to see if an ordered pair is a solution to a system of linear equations.
7.1Use a graph to find the solution to a linear system.
Objective 2: Solve a system of linear equations using substitution
7.2 Isolate one variable in one equation of a system of equations
7.2 Substitute expressions for variables to simplify systems of equations
Objective 3: Solve a system of linear equations using elimination (also called linear combinations)
7.3 Rewrite equations to a consistent format
7.3 Use the properties of equations to rewrite equations
7.3Add and subtract polynomials to simplify and solve systems of equations
Objective 5: Set up a system of linear equations to model real-world problems
7.4 Write a system of linear equations from a word problem
7.4 Solve a system of linear equations using all three methods (graphing, elimination, substitution)
7.4 Review a system of linear equations, explain how one method may be better (or simpler) for solving a system than another. Compare methods for solving systems of equations.
Objective 6: Identify a system of linear equation as having one solution, no solution, or infinitely many solutions.
7.5 Use properties of a linear equation to identify special case solutions of linear systems
7.5 Review the steps of solving linear systems to identify errors
Key Concepts/Vocabulary
Concept:1. Linear systems
Concept:2. Solutions of a linear system
Concept:3. Polynomials
Concept:4. linear combinaations
Concept:5. slope-intercept form of an a linear equation y=mx + b

Skills Quizzes : Systems of Linear Equations

Quiz Name Skill Assessed Practice File Passing Grade Notes
Graphing Solve systems of equations by graphing; check the solution See homework assignments for practice problems 3 out of 4
Substitution Solve systems of equations using the substitution method; check the solution. See homework assignments for practice problems 3 out of 4  
Linear Combinations Solve systems of equations using linear combinations; this includes adding, subtracting, multiplication, division; check the solution. See homework assignments for practice problems 3 out of 4  
Writing Systems of Equations Write a system of equations to model a problem; then solve the system and check the solution. 5 out of 6
Writing Systems of Equations Write a system of equations to model a problem; then solve the system and check the solution.
Sample: The difference of George's age and Madison's age is 9 years. The sum of 6 times George's age and 5 times Madison's age is 153. How old is each?
Practice problem sets (PDF) 3 out of 3 Practice problem set solutions (PDF)
Sample Word Problems For each of these word problems, students should be able to:
  • Write a system of equations that models the propblem
  • Choose an appropriate method for solving the system - graphing, substitution, linear combinations
  • Solve the system (for all variables)
  • Check the solution (in all equations) algebraically

Samantha has $3.40 in dimes and quarters. The number of dimes is 8 less than the number of quarters. How many coins of each type does she have? A piggy bank has $4.30 in dimes and quarters. If the number of dimes is 7 more than 2 times the number of quarters, how many coins of each type are in the piggy bank?
George's age is 5 times Kendell's age. The sum of their ages is 48. Find the age of each. The difference of Jimmy's age and Linda's age is 10 years. The sum of 5 times Jimmy's age and 4 times Linda's age is 104. How old is each?
There were 235 people at a movie to raise funds for the drama club. Admision was $8.00 for each adult and $4.00 for each student. The total receipts for all tickets was $1504.00. How many adults and how many students attended? The length of a rectangle is 11 m less than 5 times the width. The perimeter is 434 m. Find the length and width of the rectangle.
George scored 13 more points than twice as many as Roy did. Their combined score was 40 points. How many points did each score? The difference of Jen's age and Mark's age is 6 years. The sum of 4 times Jen's age and 3 times Mark's age is 108. How old is each?

Content Covered
Text Book
Algebra I
  • Chapter 7

Assignments

    To Review all topics from this unit:

    Chapter 7 Chapter Review
  • Read the chapter review pages 440-442
  • Complete problems from 7-1 1-6
  • Complete problems from 7-2 7-12
  • Complete problems from 7-3 13-18
  • Complete problems from 7-4 19-20
  • Complete problems from 7-5 21-26

    Chapter 7 Chapter Test
  • Do problems 1-24 page 443
  • Complete problem 31 page 443

    Standardized Test Practice
  • Complete problems page 444 1-10
  • Complete problems page 445 13 - 16

Summary and Reminders

    Reminders
  • Students should keep up with their homework - it is much easier to keep up than to catch up
  • If you do not perform well on a skills quiz, seek extra help and practice and re-take the quiz as soon as possible
  • Do not wait until the last moment to complete assignments - start early, so if you have questions you have time to ask them and have them answered before assignments are due.
Student Handouts/Resources
 
    The Scrapbook Project
  • The project for this unit is a scrap book page which should contain the following :
    • Notes about solving systems of equations using the graphing method; and one or more examples.
    • Notes about solving systems of equations using the substitution method; and one or more examples.
    • Notes about solving systems of equations using linear combinations (also know as the elimination method).; and one or more examples.
    • Notes about writing a system of equations from word problems; and one or more examples.
    • Notes about which method to use or how to choose a method for solving a system of equations.
  • Solutions to the problems selected for the Scrapbook project are in the file ScrapbookProblems.pdf. The main solutions are on the first page, but there are some addition problems that we worked out in class. These are the answers only - not the complete solutions. You should write out the complete solutions and then check your answers here.

  • Problem sets will be handed out in class to supplement the assignments from the textbook

  • Online resources will be posted to supplement content material / presentations

April 2012
Computer Lab

March 2012
Homework Answer Keys

Go to the Flip Chart page to see what information should be included on each page.

Flip-charts are due on the day of the unit test next week. If you have any questions be sure to ask. The flip-charts represnt ten percent of your quarter 3 grade.

You enrolled in Quia in the beginning of the year, creating your own userid and password. I have acces to your first name, last name, and e-mail address that you used when you registered but not your userid or password. If you need to recreate a free account, after you register you will need to enter a class code.

Be sure to log into Quia when you are doing any activities so you will get credit.

Class: Algebra B-Block

Code: FGAMK879

    How to register

    Step 2. Now, click the area labeled Students. When the next page appears, enter your username and password if you already have a Quia account. If you do not have an account, click the link Create my free account. Fill out the form that appears. Select "Student" as the account type. When you are done, press the Create my account button.
    Step 3. You should now be in the Student Zone. Type in the class code FGAMK879 in the text field and press the Add class button. Now you're done!
    Now that you have registered for the course, you can view your class web page, take quizzes, view your quiz results, view time spent on Quia activities, and read your instructor's feedback from your Quia account.
    Follow these steps to view your results:
  1. Log in to your account. (Remember, go to the Quia Web home page at http://www.quia.com/web and click the area labeled Students.)
  2. Click on the class name.
Data Analysys

    GeoGebra

  • Tuesday you used GeoGebra to model and solve problems. You can find free downloads of the software at GeoGebra.org. If you do not want to download it or have a computer platform that does not support it, you can use the versions that works within the web browser.

    Additional Online Resources

    Classses that did not use GeoGebra used these online resources to complete the same problem set that you were given. You can use these tools to review information about data analysis or use these tools to help you with your homework or other assignments.
  • Use the Box and Whisker Plot Activity at Classzone to practice each step of creating a box and whisker plot.

  • Use the online tools Box Plot and Histogram to create graphs. Read through the examples that are provided, then use the tools to solve problems from the handout.

  • Use the interactive tools at Shodor.org to create Stem and Leaf plotd to solve the problems from the handout.

Wednesday February 15, 2012
Inequalities

Word Problems

Word Problems Answer Key
There are two sets of word problems that are from sections 6-1 through 6-5. The answers to both sets of questions can be found in the answer key.

WordProblems-Key (pdf)

Friday February 10, 2012
Computer lab

Inequalities

Homework
    Review sections 6-1 through 6-2
  • Complete the first two sections of the handout Chapter 6 Ineqaulities (doc). This is a form - be sure to write the problems down and show all of your work.

  • The same handout file is available as a Chapter 6 Inequalities (PDF)

  • Use the review PowerPoint presentation Review 6-1 through 6-3 PowerPoint Show.

    This presentation is also available as a PDF

On Monday we will cover compound inequalites and section 6-3 will be assigned from this review.

On Monday or Tuesday you may have one or two skills quizzes.

On Friday you will have a test on Inequalities covering Chapter 6 sections 6-1 through 6-5.

The topic for Tuesday and Wednesday will be Absolute value. Additional homework will be assigned next week, so do not put off completing this review for sections 6-1 and 6-2.

Online Calculators


Tuesday January 31

The SmartNotebook file is available as 6.5.pdf . You can review this while you complete the classwork and review your homework.

There will a quiz tomorrow.


Tuesday December 20, 2011
Computer lab

Intercepts and Slope

    To open sketchpad
    Sketchapd will not start on its own when you put in the CD, so follow these directions:
  1. Put in the CD that contains the Sketchpad software
  2. Use Windows Explorer to view the files on the CD
  3. Double click on the "GSP 4.05" icon/file to start sketchpad

Download the SlopesIntercpts.gsp file by right clicking on the file name, select Save As, and store the file on your desktop where it will be easy to find using Sketchpad.

From the [File] menu in sketchpad select Open to open the file.

Tuesday December 6, 2011
Skill Quizzes
    Graphing Skill Quizzes
  • Grahphing Skill #0
  • Grahphing Skill #1
  • Grahphing Skill #2
  • Grahphing Skill #3
  • Grahphing Skill #4

    Homework
  • Complete the Cumulative Review for Chapter 3 - which was handed out in class following the quizzes
  • Check your answers to the odd problems of the Cumulative Review for Chapter 3

Thursday December 2, 2011
Computer Lab
    Review the Online Resources from the class web page.

      Try EACH these activities [Accessible from the tabs at the top of the screen.]
    • Use the Balancing Positive Equations
    • Balance Negative Equations
    • Algebra Tiles
    • Solving Equations applications

Tuesday November 28, 2011
Computer Lab
    Activities
  • Start Excel and enable macros

  • Right click on the file QuizBook!-75-Algebra-I.xls and save it to your My Documents directory.

  • Open the file QuizBook!-75-Algebra-I.xls in Excel and complete the Algebraic Expression handout and the Equations handout.

  • Review the Online Resources from the class web page.

      Try these activities [Accessible from the tabs at the top of the screen.]
    • Use the Balancing Positive Equations
    • Balance Negative Equations
    • Algebra Tiles
    • Solving Equations applications

Test on Friday October 21, Sections 2-1, 2-2, 2-3. and 3-1
Review Material
The file Algebra-Chapter-2.pdf contains a list of skills covered in Sections 2-1, 2-2, 2-3. and 3-1 and it has some sample problems.

Learning Objectives Chapter 2
Properties of Real Numbers
2-1
    The Real Number Line
  • Graph and compare real numbers using a number line
  • Find the opposite and absolute value of a number in real-life applications
2-2
    Addition of Real Numbers
  • Add real numbers using a number line or addition rules
  • Use addition of real numbers to solve real-life problems
2-3
    Subtraction of Real Numbers
  • Subtract real numbers using the subtraction rule
  • Use subtraction of real numbers to solve real-life problems

Learning Objectives Chapter 3
Solving Linear Equations
3-1
    Solving Equations Using Addition and Subtraction
  • Solve linear equations using addition
  • Solve linear equations using subtraction
  • Use linear equations to model and solve real-life problems

Agenda for Tuesday October 4, 2011
Warm-upCollect Homework
Quiz sections 1-4 and 1-5

Main Activity
    Computer Lab Activities
  • Click on the [Edline Class Page] tab at the top of the class page for Algebra-B on MyFamilyZoo.com
    The Edline class page will open in a new window. Notice on the right side of the screen there is a link to Homework Assignments posted at EZ Post. Follow the link to EZ Post and check your homework.
  • Click on the Homework tab at the top of the class page for Algebra-B. This is where homework assignments in the future will be posted, and there are links both from the Edline class page and the MyFamilyZoo.com class page.

  • Enabling macros using Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Sample use of marcros variable Substitution
  • Chapter 1 Review and Practice PowerPoint Show
  • Homework Due on Thursday October 7
    Read the Chapter 1 Summary on page 53
    Read the Chapter 1 Review on pages 54 - 57
    Complete problems 1-29 in the chapter review.

    Agenda for Wednesday September 14, 2011
    Warm-up Posted
    Main Activity
    • Review homework problems due today from Chapte 1, Section 1
      Due to some miscommunication the homework from Chapter 1, Section 1 will be reviewed on Friday
    • Chapter 1, Section 2 - Exponents
    Homework Due on Friday September 16
    Chapter 1, Section 2
    Problems begin on Page 12, do 17-46, 47-65, 68-84

    Agenda for Algebra B-Block Tuesday September 13, 2011
    Main Activity

    Computer Lab

    • Register online for textbook access
      1. Go to ClassZone.com
      2. Click on the [Online Book] oval
      3. Select Student Login
      4. One the right hand side of the screen under New Student?
        click on the link "Create Account".
      5. Enter ISBN 9780395937761
      6. Enter a userid and password that you will remember
      7. Agree to terms and enter the textbook web site

    • Register online at Quia.com
      1. Select Create my free account
      2. Select account-type "Student"
      3. Enter a userid and password that you will remember
      4. You do NOT have to put in your full last name, but please put in your real first name and last initial.
      5. you can enter your real e-mail address or an email address &QuizBook.org
      6. go to the next screen and enter your class code: FGAMK879
      7. When you get to the class web site you should find one activity named "Evaluating Expressions", take it for a test drive.

    • Register online at QuizStar.com
      1. Go to QuizStar.4teachers.org
      2. Click on the big yellow arror to sign up
      3. Create a userid/password
      4. To add a class you will need to follow the link "Click here to search a new class "
      5. Enter "B-Block" as a search term and select "keyword" search; select the box of the instructor "Jim Brennan" and the click on [Register] to submit your request.

    • Learn how to play SET
      1. Go to SetGame.com
      2. Follow the link on the left How To Play
      3. View the "Flash Set Tutorial" but please keep your speaker volume down (not too loud, but not off)
      4. Try the Set Daily Puzzle

    • Fraction Frenzy At LearningPlanet.com, match the equivalent fractions.

    Agenda for Monday 12, 2011
    Warm-up Discussion - variables; What is Algebra?
    Main Activity
    • Variables, variable expressions, variable substitution
    • Calculator Lab #1 - some graphing calculator basics;
      Using variables with the calculator
    Homework Due on Wednesday September 14
    Chapter 1, Section 1
    Problems 19-32, 35-38, 45-47

    Agenda for Friday September 9, 2011
    Main Activity

    Introduction to Algebra

    • The Four Squares Problem
    • Assign Textbooks
    • Homework
      • Cover your textbook
      • Preview chapter 1

    Agenda for Tuesday September 6, 2011
    Main Activity

    Algebra Pre-test

    Agenda for Thursday September 1, 2011
    Main Activity

    Revised Tuesday Schedule

    • Student Expectations
    • Complete the following sentences
      • I learn the best when ...
      • I find it difficult to learn when ...
      • The characteristics of a good student ...
      • The characteristics of a good teacher ...

    Agenda for Tuesday August 30, 2011
    Main Activity

    Freshman Orientation

    • Introductions
    • Scavenger Hunt Clues